Mind's Desire


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS) Rare
From the Vault: Lore (V16) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Mind's Desire


Shuffle your library. Then exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card without paying its mana cost. (If it has X in its mana cost, X is 0.)

Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)

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Mind's Desire Discussion

n0bunga on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

6 days ago

I don't understand how something can be both "not oppressive at all", while simultaneously oppressing some of the most competitive Commanders and staples in cedh.

Hypotheticals like "dies to chain of vapor" aren't a sufficient rebuttal for or against General's power, or in this case, oppression. You could quite literally use that for every single General on this list. You may as well just say "lol dies2doomblade."

I think SynergyBuild scratched the surface of the list of Non-creature spells greater than , and Noncreature spells with in their cost. And even then it's a pretty good indicator of Gaddock's potential.

Taking a look at Kess Storm we have to assess, it shuts off 2/3 win conditions leaving LabMan as its only out - Mind's Desire and Aetherflux Reservoir, while also shutting down enablers like Ad Nauseam or Gush, tutors like Dark Petition, and Force of Will.

It also shuts off Paradox Engine which is also worth noting.

And when we consider all of that, we're comparing Kess - a Max-Power general vs Gaddock Teeg - one who is currently two tiers below Kess in "High Power". A fool would make the case that Mr. No should be considered for Max Power - I'm not that fool.

I am however contending that it's stronger than you're realizing, and perfectly viable for Tier 3: High Power, if not Tier 2, for the reasons stated above.

HSSkogan on Shuffle your deck to dust

1 week ago

I recently add a Strionic Resonator to mine, since it combos with Paradox Engine but also because it combos with Eye of the Storm if you have a Dramatic Reversal exiled with it. As well adding in Mind's Desire makes for a lot of extra fun that can result in getting most of your deck exiled into Eye of the Storm for infinite shuffles.

hkhssweiss on BMH: The Inverted Brainchild (Melek Superstorm)

2 weeks ago


The main problem that you seem to have problem figuring out is how to accomplish your goal of your deck. You stated that you want to be able to chain big spells and freely cast spells with the help of Melek.

In Izzet colors the most reliable way is setting up an engine where you have enough mana to start chaining all your spells. As what SynergyBuild was helping you out with IsoRev is one of the most optimal ways of doing this. Storm decks needs to make use of cantrips and Melek is essentially a Future Sight for your deck.

For deck building wise, revise your deck based on using either Paradox Engine or Isochron Scepter/Dramatic Reversal. With that than start adding in the efficient mana rocks to abuse the combo, than add in cantrips or enablers. You said you want to copy spells multiple amount of times. Bonus Round is a key storm card that goes amazing on storm turns. You also need to run the rituals if you want more consistency to get burst storm turns. Mind's Desire is another enabler to make storm turns better.

Hope that gives a little more insight on what you want to achieve!

Penthoplayer on Yidris, combo storm

3 weeks ago

Alright, I was asking because Yidris can be fully competitive, specifically as a storm commander, and you're already on your way towards that. Doomsday, Ad Nauseam, Mind's Desire, Deathrite Shaman, and a few others are what would push this up there.

AlwaysSleepy on Budget Oona Combo

4 weeks ago


Mind's Desire is so insanely powerful it's the storm payoff for the deck quite often. It can pull you from dinky storm line straight into win the game.

Ballista is fine but it's sorta redundant, Oona gets the job done most of the time. If we are in that price range, I'd suggest Staff of Domination.

DangoDaikazoku on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Here it is:

[cEDH] Dralnu Doomsday Storm

Commander / EDH DangoDaikazoku


This is an extremely rough cut of the deck since I haven't done a whole lot of playtesting yet. I think it plays very similarly to a Kess, Dissident Mage Storm list making it rather comparable. Paradox Engine and mana rocks allow you to keep casting spells, while Dramatic Scepter is a sort of backup to generate potentially infinite mana and more importantly infinite Storm count. Aetherflux Reservoir can nuke players after you gain an obscene amount of life, and Mind's Desire is spicy enough to keep the gears turning. There are several Doomsday lines you can set up as well, but I'm sure you've all seen these types of interactions before. Dralnu is really here for support, and isn't entirely necessary in assemble the win conditions; however, he can be really helpful and has a lot of fun interactions with the deck. I know he lacks red like Kess and Jeleva have, but I mean those decks only really splash red in their Storm lists and the color feels almost absent aside from Wheel of Fortune and some added utility spells. I'll shut up now, let me know what you guys think because I believe Dralnu is considerably Competitive tier worthy and I'd like to hear what you guys have to say. Thanks!

DangoDaikazoku on Yoshikage Kira Wants a Quiet Life: Dralnu Doomsday

1 month ago

Hey there! I love your deck, and especially the JoJo reference. Killer Queen is one of my all time favorite stands. This list has inspired me to work on a Dralnu Storm list with Doomsday lines included as well. I have no specific suggestions other than my curiosity as to why you opted to go pure Doomsday instead of Storm or a hybrid of both? I think you would be able to fit in Aetherflux Reservoir and Paradox Engine really well in here. Even Dramatic Scepter with mana rocks wouldn't be bad in here to tick up an infinite storm count and potentially generate infinite mana as well. Any of that can make for some neat Mind's Desire shenanigans too. Either way though, a pure Doomsday line is still incredibly viable and I think your deck is really well constructed. I think mine is going to be more Storm oriented, but that really just comes down to personal preference. Dralnu is a really really cool commander, and I honestly think I like him more than Kess, Dissident Mage.

A little side note, I noticed that your HTML code for your CSS style and background wasn't closed off. This should fix it though!


BMHKain on BMH: The Inverted Brainchild (Melek Superstorm)

1 month ago

Upsie… I meant Mizzix of the Izmagnus… But what can it do w/ Mind's Desire/Thousand-Year Storm in it's colors?

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